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2024
March
01,
2024
| 19:24 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Anglers targeting bull sharks can compete in either inshore or offshore divisions during the inaugural Spanish Fly Shark Tournament set for Friday through Sunday, April 5-7.The all-release tournament is organized by the Jose Wejebe Memorial Foundatio...
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February
26,
2024
| 22:22 PM Europe/Amsterdam
When you’re not able to travel to the Florida Keys for the area’s amazing diving, you can experience the island chain’s exquisite underwater world through the free streaming channel and app, FloridaKeysTV, providing hours of quality dive programming ...
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February
26,
2024
| 17:15 PM Europe/Amsterdam
To celebrate the Florida Keys’ vibrant cultural community and heritage, a recently launched social media trivia competition offers entrants the chance to win a getaway to explore cultural offerings and experiences throughout the island chain.The winn...
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February
22,
2024
| 20:13 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Dan Dawson, co-owner with wife Mollie of Key Largo’s Horizon Divers, certified by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary as an environmentally responsible Blue Star operator, discovered his life’s passion at an early age.Dawson’s father construct...
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February
22,
2024
| 18:49 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The Aquaplex, located in the heart of Key West’s LGBTQ entertainment district on Duval Street, is to stage the grand opening of its Birdcage Cabaret Friday, March 1, with a lavish new show starring renowned female impersonator Christopher Peterson.Pe...
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February
20,
2024
| 16:56 PM Europe/Amsterdam
People eager to savor the flavors of the multifaceted Florida Keys can do so at the 29th annual Taste of Key West, a tempting tasting celebration set for 6 p.m. Monday, March 25.The eclectic open-air event takes place at Truman Waterfront Park, overl...
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February
18,
2024
| 17:23 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Story: Carter Grandson, Other Presidential Descendants Discuss Ancestors in Key WestLocator Super: Key West, Fla.Video: Video to match this story to be uploaded to FTP servers beginning about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Footage also will be available...
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February
15,
2024
| 19:38 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Visitors and residents in the Upper Florida Keys can head outdoors to enjoy balmy subtropical weather, live music, art, food and fun at the 32nd annual Island Fest. The weekend-long springtime event is slated for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday...
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February
13,
2024
| 17:28 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Scott Christian of Milton, Georgia, earned 719 points for released barracuda to win the fly division of the 2024 Cuda Bowl Tournament that ended Feb. 10 in the Lower Florida Keys. Guided by Captain Chad Huff of Marathon, Florida, he was named the div...
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February
12,
2024
| 18:18 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Captains Pauly Ross of Tavernier, Florida, and KC Spaulding from Islamorada captured grand champion team honors during the Swamp Guides Ball tournament that ended Feb. 3.The all-release backcountry fishing challenge targets bonefish, redfish and snoo...
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February
08,
2024
| 19:28 PM Europe/Amsterdam
While other locales might be famous for jazz or blues, Key West is home to its own musical art form: conch shell blowing. Aspiring “musicians” can test their skill on the shell beginning at noon Saturday, March 9, during the 61st annual Conch Shell B...
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February
06,
2024
| 18:14 PM Europe/Amsterdam
For more than 30 years, internationally renowned playwright Tennessee Williams lived and wrote theatrical masterpieces in Key West. Fans can celebrate his extraordinary talent and life with a series of cultural events throughout March, the Pulitzer P...
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February
05,
2024
| 22:29 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Captain Trevor Frins of Tavernier, Florida, led his team aboard Hillbilly Deluxe to its second straight win at the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament that ended Jan. 21.Team anglers Jess Frins, Tyler Webb, Cody Gunther and Hank Pinder, all...
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February
02,
2024
| 19:11 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Story: Florida Keys ‘Groundhog’ Conch Sees Its ShadowLocator Super: Marathon, Florida KeysVideo: Video to match this story to be uploaded to FTP sites beginning by 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. Footage also is available NOW on the Florida Keys News Bure...
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February
01,
2024
| 17:27 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The easy, breezy atmosphere of the Florida Keys carries the sound of music across the island chain, with live musical performances, concerts and music festivals across many genres delighting Keys visitors with a variety of options.While a number of n...
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January
31,
2024
| 17:03 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Fresh seafood is on the menu for attendees at the Original Marathon Seafood Festival, scheduled Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, and featuring local shrimp, lobster and stone crab alongside a variety of fresh “fishermen-to-fork” menu favorites.The ou...
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January
30,
2024
| 22:10 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The Gigantic Nautical Market is to return to Islamorada’s Founders Park at mile marker 87 bayside Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, for the annual outdoor boat show, nautical market and food truck rally.Billed as a “boat show with a beach,” the show h...
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January
26,
2024
| 16:31 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The chance to explore a rare open-air “living museum” and view and purchase unique plants awaits nature lovers Saturday, March 2, during “GardenFest Key West: The Green Market Place” at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden.The free-admissi...
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January
25,
2024
| 18:01 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Nature lovers can tour the lush and verdant gardens surrounding four private Key West homes Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, during the once-a-year tours presented by the Key West Garden Club.Set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, the exclusive tours g...
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January
23,
2024
| 22:05 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The 2024 performing arts season in the Florida Keys & Key West is set to captivate audiences with lively musicals, comedies, dramas and other top-notch performances. Here are some upcoming highlights.Since 1978 The Key Players group has provided live...
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January
23,
2024
| 20:35 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Michelle Nicole Lowe, one of the Keys’ best-known artists, paints colorfully whimsical and expressive wide-eyed marine life, wild birds and multi-hued flora and fauna.Through her artwork, she promotes conservation of the Keys’ natural life — sea turt...
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January
23,
2024
| 20:24 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Islamorada’s Captain Brian Cone led team Trophy Hunter to first place in the Islamorada Fishing Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament that ended Jan. 17, also achieving the team’s second win in the three-leg Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championsh...
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January
22,
2024
| 18:46 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Creations by more than 120 artists and crafters from around the United States and Canada are to entice attendees Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, at the Key West Art and Craft Festival.  Set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, the free-admission show is...
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January
22,
2024
| 18:40 PM Europe/Amsterdam
At the History of Diving Museum at mile marker 82.9 in Islamorada, Florida Keys visitors can take an artistic “surface interval” between dive trips to view the new exhibit, “Dive Into Art: Coral Creations,” on display through April 17.The museum coll...
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January
20,
2024
| 09:49 AM Europe/Amsterdam
Story: Recovered Sea Turtle “Ida” Released Off Florida KeysLocator super: Marathon, Florida KeysVideo: Video to match this story can be downloaded from the Florida Keys News Bureau's FTP server (details below) or accessed via Google Drive link here. ...
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January
19,
2024
| 20:32 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Trop-rock singer Howard Livingston, son of a Kentucky coal miner, started playing Keys-inspired music only 18 years ago and has just released his 11th album, “House Down by the Sea.”In the Lower Keys, Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band are freque...
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January
18,
2024
| 18:27 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Attracted by Florida Keys sunshine, athletic competition and family fun, hundreds of avid runners and walkers from around the United States are to head to the Middle Keys for the 17th annual Sombrero Beach Run weekend. The  event is scheduled Friday ...
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January
17,
2024
| 16:16 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Astronomers and astrophotographers from around the globe are to gather in the Lower Florida Keys Monday through Sunday, Feb. 5-11, to enjoy 180-degree viewing of the Southern Cross and other constellations, comets and stars during the Winter Star Par...
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January
17,
2024
| 16:07 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Two kingfish totaling 84.4 pounds earned the Pro Marine team top honors in the pro division of the Key West Kingfish Mayhem Tournament that ended Jan. 14. The team, led by Captain Jim Naset and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, consisted of K...
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January
16,
2024
| 20:29 PM Europe/Amsterdam
A forum featuring descendants of six former American presidents and a play about past president Harry Truman, starring his oldest grandson, are among events awaiting history lovers at Truman’s famed Key West retreat over Presidents’ Day weekend.Stage...
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